While I’m a huge believer in better living through pharmacology, there are times when natural products not only make me feel better about what I’m putting into my body, but actually work the way they are supposed to. I’ve recently tried two different drinks that not only work, but have become a regular part of my daily routine.
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason: sleep helps your body heal. It’s good for your skin, and it gives you a rested glow that simply cannot be achieved with makeup alone. reBloom is an all natural drink that contains melatonin and valerian root which helps you to fall asleep and stay asleep. I’ve been having sleeping problems lately and have tried all manner of sleep aids, some of which worked too well – I wasn’t able to kick the drowsy feeling when I woke up. With reBloom, there is no droopiness in the morning, and you won’t feel as if you need to nap an hour after you wake up. A two-bottle trial pack is available for free (with $4.95 shipping), and a seven pack comes with free shipping on all orders in the future as well as a 33% discount. Head over to reBloom.com to find out more.
Hangovers are ugly: I’m not going to lie – I love my wine. And my rum. But I don’t like hangovers. They are like a punishment for having fun, and for that reason alone they bother me. But a night out with the girls sipping martinis brings the sallow skin and haggard under eye bags that I could do without. Enter Mercy: a drink that will prevent hangovers the next day. I swear it works, if you follow the directions. It contains antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids that will help your body rid itself of acetaldehyde, an alcohol by-product, which is what causes the hangover in the first place. Drink one Mercy before consuming any alcohol, then have another for every five drinks you have. It’s caffeine free and only 60 calories. And it must be cold – it tastes horrible if it’s not, trust me. If you are lucky enough to live in NYC, you can find Mercy at many bars and delis around the city. The rest of us, however, must order online at DrinkMercy.com. I order mine in a 12 pack for $28.50.
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